You Gon’ Learn Today: Teacher Faces Termination After She Posts Pictures Of Students With Duct Tape Over Their Mouths

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Funny or too far?

Ohio Teacher Suspended After She Duct Taped Students Mouths Shut

An Ohio teacher who jokingly allowed her students to pass around duct tape and scissors in class and tape their own mouths shut to “keep them quiet” has now found herself in a situation that’s no laughing matter.

via NBC News

An Ohio math teacher could be fired after posting a Facebook photo of her students with duct tape over their mouths, according to local media reports.

Middle school teacher Melissa Cairns told in Cleveland that she gave a female student a roll of duct tape after the girl asked for tape to fix a binder. Cairns claims the student then cut a piece of tape, put it over her own mouth and laughed. The incident happened last October at Buchtel Community Learning Center in Akron.

“The other kids in the class thought it was funny also, and they proceeded to pass the tape and scissors around the class,” Cairns told

Ultimately, eight or nine students put tape on their mouths, Akron Public Schools told Thinking her Facebook privacy settings would only show her friends, the math teacher posted a picture of the duct-taped students on the social network, with a caption that read, according to “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!”

What say you, Bossip fam? Was this teacher out of line….or did this joke just get taken a lil too seriously?

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